Faculty Profile

Dr. Simon A. Rego, Psy.D.

Simon A. Rego, Psy.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Interests

Dr. Simon Rego a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based psychological treatments. He is Board Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, Certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Certified as a Cognitive Therapy Trainer/Consultant by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and a Clinical Fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Dr. Rego is currently Chief Psychologist, Director of Psychology Training, and Director of the CBT Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, a Founding Member of the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association, and Vice-President of the Cognitive Therapy Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Dr. Rego's specialties include the assessment and treatment of anxiety and stress disorders (Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Phobias), as well as depression, insomnia, and body focused repetitive behaviors (compulsive hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, etc.) using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or other evidence-based psychological treatments.

Dr. Rego has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters (see below), recently (April 2016) completed his first book on the treatment of OCD and is currently completing his second book on the treatment of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. He also currently serves as Editor of Advances in Cognitive Therapy, a joint publication of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy as well as Consulting Editor of Trauma Psychology News, a publication of the Division of Trauma Psychology (Division 56) of the American Psychological Association. He frequently gives workshops and presentations on his areas of expertise - locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally and also does a great deal of work with the media, being featured as an expert on television (CNN, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, Fox News, etc.), radio (NPR, 1010 WINS, WCBS, Radio France Internationale, etc.), print (e.g., NY Times, Newsday, Toronto Star, USA Today, BBC News, USA WEEKEND, etc.), and on the web (WebMD, HealthDay, MSN, Financial Times of London, Reader's Digest, etc.).

Selected Publications


Rego, S.A. (2015). Essential Arnie. The Behavior Therapist, 38(3), 78-79.

Rogojanski, J., & Rego, S.A. (2013). Advances and Controversies in the Application of a Modified Version of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 9(3), 337-346.

Lazarus, A.A. & Rego, S.A. (2013). What Really Matters. The Behavior Therapist. 36(3), 67-69.

Brady, V., Taylor, V., & Rego, S.A. (2012). Science at the Heart of Psychotherapy: A Review of Three Evidence Based Treatments. Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine, 28(1), 25-32. 

Schumpf, J. & Rego, S.A. (2009). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I): Modifications and Outcomes. Current Psychiatry, 8(4), 70.

Rego, S.A., Barlow, D.H., McCrady, B.S., Persons, J.B., Hildebrandt, T.B., & McHugh, R.K. (2009). Implementing Empirically Supported Treatments in "Real World" Clinical Settings: Your Questions Answered! The Behavior Therapist, 32(3), 52-58.

Maher, M.J., Rego, S.A., & Asnis, G.M. (2006). Sleep Disturbances in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Epidemiology, Impact, and Approaches to Management. CNS Drugs, 20(7), 567-590.

Rego, S.A., Muller, K.L., & Jacobson, C. (2005). ‘Distracting’ patients from anxiety. Current Psychiatry, 4(11), 2.

Rego, S.A. & Franklin, M.E. (2005). A Successful Application of Habit Reversal Training (HRT) In a Patient with Comorbid Trichotillomania and Dermatotillomania. Canadian Psychology, 46:2a, 79.

Rego, S.A. (2004). Results of the Professional Issues Committee Survey. The Behavior Therapist, 27(7), 161. Rego, S.A. (2004). Update from the Professional Issues Committee. The Behavior Therapist, 27(5), 98.

Asnis, G.M., De La Garza, R., Rego, S.A., Henderson, M.A., & Reinus, J.F. (2004). Interferon for Hepatitis C Patients with Psychiatric Disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 161(12), 2332.

Sanderson, W.C. & Rego, S.A. (2000). Empirically supported treatment of panic disorder: Research, theory, and application of cognitive behavioral therapy. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 14(3), 219-244.

Sanderson, W.C. & Rego, S.A. (2000). Assessment and empirically supported psychological treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia. Medscape Psychiatry. Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewprogram/350

Sanderson, W.C. & Rego, S.A. (2000). The movement towards evidence-based psychotherapies. Trends in Evidence-Based Neuropsychiatry, 2(5), 50-55.


Rego, S.A. (in press). Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence-Based Practice – Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. Hogrefe Press. 

Rego, S.A. (2016). Treatment Plans and Interventions: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Guilford Press.


Leahy, R.L. & Rego, S.A. (2012). Cognitive Restructuring. In William O’Donohue and Jane E. Fisher (Eds.). Core Principles of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Fishman, D.B., Rego, S.A., & Muller, K.L. (2010). The Conceptual Evolution of Behavior Therapy. In John Norcross, Gary VandenBos, and Don Freedheim (Eds.) History of Psychotherapy – 2nd Edition. APA Press.

Rego, S.A., Muller, K.L., & Sanderson, W.C. (2009). Psychopathological Mechanisms Across Anxiety Disorders. In K. Salzinger and M. Serper (Eds.) Behavioral Mechanisms for Behavioral Disorders and Their Treatment. APA Press.

Rego, S.A. (2009). Culture and Anxiety disorders. In S. Eshun and R. Gurung (Eds.) Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Muller, K.L., Rego, S.A., & Sanderson, W.C. (2008). Manualized Treatments in Psychotherapy. In L. L’Abate (Ed.) Towards a Science of Clinical Psychology: Laboratory Evaluations and Interventions. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Rego, S.A. & Muller, K.L. (2007). Panic attacks. In W.C. Sanderson and T.J. Bruce (Eds.). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders and Depression. Available at: http://www.drsanderson.com/book.htm

Sanderson, W.C. & Rego, S.A. (2002). Empirically supported treatment for panic disorder: Research, theory, and application of cognitive behavioral therapy. In R.L. Leahy & E.T. Dowd (Eds.), Clinical Advances in Cognitive Psychotherapy: Theory and Application (pp. 211-239). NY: Springer.

Sanderson, W.C. & Rego, S.A. (2001). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder: An Overview of Empirically Supported Treatment Strategies. In W.J. Lyddon and J.V. Jones (Eds.). Empirically-Supported Cognitive Therapies: Current and Future Applications (pp. 88-117). New York: Springer Publishing Co.


Rego, S.A. (2012). Put On Your Thinking Cap! [Review of the book, Cognitive Therapy by K.S. Dobson]. PsycCRITIQUES, 57(28), Article 2.

Rego, S.A. (2011). Clinician's Guide to PTSD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach. Trauma Psychology Newsletter. Trauma Psychology Newsletter, 6(2), 8-9.

Rego, S.A. (2010). Psychologist, Heal Thyself: Perfecting the Art of Public Speaking. [Review of the book Public Speaking for Psychologists: A Lighthearted Guide to Research Presentations, Job Talks, and Other Opportunities to Embarrass Yourself by D.B. Feldman and P.J. Silvia]. PsycCRITIQUES, 55 (No. 39), Article 3.

Rego, S.A. & Muller, K.L. (2009). Re-Thinking Cognitive Therapy: Make Way for Meta. [Review of the book Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression by A. Wells]. PsycCRITIQUES, 54 (No. 35), Article 2.

Rego, S.A. (2004). A review of Cognitive Approaches to Obsessions and Compulsions: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 18(4), 367-369.

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Media Coverage

U.S. News & World Report features Dr. Simon Rego discussing PTSD and attention deficit disorder in U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq.

AM New York interviews Dr. Simon Rego for a cover story on how angry reactions to recent news of MTA fare hikes, AIG bonuses, and economic troubles can lead to rage, which can cause serious health problems.

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